How to keep your privacy private and other simple security tips.

How to keep your privacy private and other simple security tips.

How to keep your privacy private and other simple security tips: Easy Privacy steps with Leveraging Smart’s Loren Weisman on todays Boomers Yak about Tech - 11-30-15 Episode

How to keep your privacy private and other simple security tips. 

Easy Privacy steps with Leveraging Smart’s Loren Weisman on todays Boomers Yak about Tech – 11-30-15 Episode.  Click to listen to the episode on the bottom of the page.

In this weeks episode of Boomers Yak about Tech, David Yakir discusses, simple security tips, easy privacy steps and a great deal of information on protecting personal information.

How to keep your privacy private: Social Media

Deciding who sees what and keeping in mind that what is posted, may never come down, David talks with Loren Weisman of Leveraging Smart, about the best steps to protect your self as you share with others.

How to keep your privacy private: If only…

If only there was a do not call registry for social media!

it would be so much simpler if you could add your name and be pulled off a list. Since that’s impossible, the steps talked about in this show are your next best option.

The best steps on how to keep your privacy private comes down to taking small steps each day!

How to keep your privacy private and other simple security tips: Easy Privacy steps with Leveraging Smart’s Loren Weisman on todays Boomers Yak about Tech – 11-30-15 Episode

How to keep your privacy private and other simple security tips: Easy Privacy steps with Leveraging Smart’s Loren Weisman on todays Boomers Yak about Tech - 11-30-15 Episode


Boomers Yak About broadcasts deliver on air and online conversations, interviews and stories engaging the Baby Boomer Generation and beyond with discussions, tips and information.

Hosted by an authentic conversationalist, intuitive listener and a boomer himself, David Yakir brings a genuine, down to earth and disarming personality that talks with his audience and his guests with out talking at them. David shares Engagement, Education, Enjoyment & Empowerment on air and online for the Baby Boomer Generation delivered with humor, wit and thought.

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What Boomers Want to Yak About – Privacy Introduction – Broadband Competition

BOOMERS_ YAK ABOUT . . .

The holiday season is once again upon us, and this year marketers have an unprecedented opportunity to blow their sales out of the water. For the first time in history, consumers over 50 make up the majority—51%—of all consumer spending, according to just-released data from the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey.
While marketers are preoccupied with millennials—who became the biggest adult age demo this year—consumers over 50 control 70% of our country’s wealth, making them a significantly greater holiday sales opportunity than their kids.

Broadband for the people, built by the people – by Jon Turi, engadget.com

Competition is good, especially when it comes to internet service providers. Unfortunately, it’s also rare. According to the White House’s community-based broadband report released earlier this year (PDF), 75 percent of customers looking for internet speeds of 25Mbps or higher had a choice between one provider or no service at all. It’s especially bad for rural communities, where there’s little incentive for major telecommunication networks to bother running lines.
Fortunately, people across the world are beginning to take matters into their own hands, investing in municipally-owned companies to build out necessary services. The results often provide faster connections at lower prices than large ISPs would have offered and they frequently turn a profit. Although the FCC has voted to support net neutrality and preempted a few state laws that limit public expansion, lobbyists for large networks are trying to stifle development and 19 states still have restrictive laws in place. The struggle is real, but adequate broadband is essential in modern times. TALK TO YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ABOUT BRINGING MORE BROADBAND OPTIONS TO YOUR LOCALITY.

Coming soon: Yak About . . .

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We’ve started a new “Flipboard” Magazine entitled strangely enough “Yak About Tech”. Go to Flipboard.com or download Flipboard for Apple IOS or Android. Search for Yak About Tech. There you’ll see all the tech stories that we talk about on the radio and a few more that we couldn’t fit into the broadcast.

As we move forward with the “Yak About . . . series, we will be pushing content all the relevant places.  So stay tuned here, and thanks for you patience.

 

One of the last stand-alone YAT”S before we become part of Boomer’s Yak About……

It’s coming. Boomer’s Yak About.

Boomers: Yak About…
On air and online conversations, interviews and stories engaging the baby boomer generation & beyond.
Boomers: Yak About…. broadcasts deliver on air and online conversations, interviews and stories engaging the Baby Boomer Generation and beyond with discussions, tips and information.
Hosted by an authentic conversationalist, intuitive listener and a boomer himself, David Yakir brings a genuine, down to earth and disarming personality that talks with his audience and his guests without talking at them. David shares Engagement, Education, Enjoyment & Empowerment on air and online for the Baby Boomer Generation delivered with humor, wit and thought.
Boomers: Yak About… brings stories, interviews, ideas, and common-sense conversations to spark the interest of the generation that has learned they don’t have to get old anymore.
With the technology of today, the opportunities are endless, the rules of aging no longer apply and the world still belongs to the Baby Boomers. The thinking being; We are until we end.

What do – Boomer’s “Yak About” – Baby Boomers will never grow old!

Beginning our transition to the “Yak About” Series. Dedicated to the “Wiser and more mature crowd who happens to be the largest and wealthiest sector in the United States. Stay tuned because in two weeks “Yak About Tech” becomes Boomers: Yak About!

We have Loren Weisman back with us to discuss numbers, statistics and everything baby boomer.  Did you know?

 

Boomer Stats

– 77 million people were born between 1946 and 1964, which is defined as the baby boomer era (U.S. Census).
– The first baby boomer turned 65 on January 1, 2011.
– An American turns 50 every 7 seconds—that’s more than 12,500 people every day (U.S. Census).

– The senior age group is now, for the first time, the largest in terms of size and percent of the population in the U.S. This age group grew at a faster rate than the total population between 2000 and 2010, according to a 2010 Census brief.
– More people were 65 years and over in 2010 than in any previous census. Between 2000 and 2010, the population 65 years and over increased at a faster rate (15.1%) than the total U.S population (9.7%).

– By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population (AARP).
– Baby Boomers make up 35% of the American adult population (Scarborough).
– By 2030, the 65-plus population will double to about 71.5 million, and by 2050 will grow to 86.7 million people (U.S. Census).
– In 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, more than double its projected population of 40.2 million in 2010.

Wealth of Baby Boomers and Seniors:

– The 55+ age group controls more than three-fourths of America’s wealth (ICSC).
– 78 million Americans who were 50 or older as of 2001 controlled 67% of the country’s wealth, or $28 trillion (U.S. Census and Federal Reserve).
– Boomers and seniors have seen a decrease in their median family net worth, however they still have a net worth 3x that younger generations (Economic Policy Institute).
– Boomers’ median household income is 55% greater than post-Boomers and 61% more than pre-Boomers. They have an average annual disposable income of $24,000 (US Government Consumer Expenditure Survey).
– The 50+ have $2.4 trillion in annual income, which accounts for 42% of all after-tax income (U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey).
– Adults 50 and older own 65% of the aggregate net worth of all U.S. households (U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey).

Spending Habits of Adults 50+:

– Baby Boomers outspend other generations by an estimated $400 billion each year on consumer goods & services (US Government Consumer Expenditure Survey).
– In 2009, spending by the 116 million U.S. consumers age 50 and older was $2.9 trillion, up 45% in the past 10 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
– Baby Boomers account for nearly $230 billion, or 55%, of consumer packaged goods sales (Nielsen).
– Boomers outspend younger adults online 2:1 on a per-capita basis (Forrester Research).
– Americans over 55 spend 50% of all vacation dollars in America (ICSC).
– 55-64 year old outspend the average consumer in nearly every category, including: food away from home, household furnishings, entertainment, personal care, and gifts (US Government Consumer Expenditure Survey).
– Women over 50 spend $21 Billion on clothes annually (US Government Consumer Expenditure Survey).
– Baby boomers take great pride in the appearance of their homes as 27% have had landscaping done in the past year and they are 21% more likely than all American adults to have spent $10,000 or more on home improvement in the past year (Scarborough).
– The NAHB predicts that the aging in place remodeling market to be $20-$25 billion. That’s about 10% of the $214 billion home improvement industry.
– 96% of baby boomers participate in word-of-mouth or viral marketing by passing product or service information on to friends (ThirdAge and JWT Boom).

Online Habits of Adults 50+:

– One-third of the 195.3 million internet users in the U.S., adults aged 50+ represent the Web’s largest constituency (Jupiter Research).
– Two-thirds of Americans 50+ buy from e-retailers online (Pew).
– In 2012, baby boomers (47-65) spend 27 hours per week online, 2 hours more per week then Millennials (16-34) at 25 hours per week (WSL/Strategic Retail).

– 89% of seniors 65+ have personal email and use it regularly (Nielsen).
– 72% of baby boomers have broadband internet in their homes (ThirdAge and JWT Boom).
– 36% of adults 50+ own a smartphone (Pew).
– 44% of smartphone owners age 50+ access the Internet or check email daily from their device (Pew).
– Adults 45+ account for 34.7% of current tablet users (comScore TabLens).
– From 2004 – 2009, the number of seniors age 65+ actively using the Internet increased more than 55% (Nielsen).
– 27.4 million people age 55 and over engaged in social networking with nearly 19 million of those people using Facebook (comScore).
– Adults 50+ spend an average of $7 billion online annually (SeniorNet).
– 72% of adults 55-63 and even 47% age 73+ shop online (Forrester).
– 41% of internet users 50-64 and 27% age 65+ say they watch videos online (Pew).
– The Internet is the most important source of information for baby boomers when they make major market purchases, such as automobiles or appliances (Zoomerang).
– 42% of all travel industry purchases happen online, and adults 50+ account for 80% of all luxury travel spending (Pew Internet and American Life Project).
– 82% of adults aged 50+ who use the Internet research health and wellness information online (Pew Internet and American Life Project).
– The top four online websites for people over 60 are Google, Facebook, Yahoo and YouTube (AARP).
– 65% of all adult Internet users engage in social media. In 2011, baby boomers increased their usage of social media by 60% (WSL/Strategic Retail).

Targeted InsightsPre-Retirees

– The current pre-retirement market is about 65% bigger than what is was 20 years ago (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
– Pre-retirees feel that enjoying retirement and making sure their spouse is taken care of is a bigger focus than leaving an inheritance (MetLife).

– Only 1 in 3 adults in their 50’s have attempted to create a retirement plan (Lusardi & Mitchell). – Most adults 45-54 do not feel they have saved enough money, early enough, to be prepared for retirement (American Century Investments).

For more statistics and data on pre-retirees, click here.Caregivers

– 43.5 million family cregivers care for someone 50+ (Alzheimer’s Association).
– 72% of caregivers gather health information online (Pew).
– Boomers caring for aging parents spend 150 minutes per person each month viewing 1,010 pages of content – 70% more than the average user (United Healthcare, National Alliance for Caregiving).
– 37% of caregivers have children or grandchildren under 18 living with them (National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP).

For more statistics and data on caregivers, click here.The Health Conscious Boomer

– In the next ten years, U.S. baby boomers will increase their annual spending on wellness- based services from approximately $200M to $1 trillion (Paul Zane Pilzer, The Next Trillion).
– Americans 55+ are the fastest-growing age group among gym members, up more than 266% since 1987 (IBISWorld).
– 82% of adults aged 50+ who use the Internet research health and wellness information online (Pew and American Life Project).
– Throughout 2012, more than half of U.S. online consumers used fitness electronics, and more then one-third planned on buying a health-related gadget in 2013 (CEA).

For more statistics and data on the health conscious boomers and active aging, click here.Grandparents

– There were 65 million grandparents in 2010, projected to be 80 million by 2020 (MetLife).
– 75% of those age 65+ reports being a grandparent (Census Bureau).
– 62% of grandparents have provided financial support or monetary gifts within the past five years (MetLife).
– 26% of grandparents use email, Skype and text to communicate with their grandchildren (AARP).